Waking up in the morning can be hard, especially after a long night out on the town or a late night in the library. On those especially tough mornings it can take the promise of a delicious brunch to get moving — specifically, a tall stack of blueberry pancakes with bacon on the side and a large cup of coffee to satisfy your caffeine craving.
With the plethora of eateries Winston-Salem has to offer, your first choice for all things breakfast should be The Famous Toastery.
An avid brunch fan, I am always on the lookout for new places to try. So naturally, when I overheard a group of Wake Forest students raving about a place called “The Famous Toastery,” I knew I had to try it for myself.
The moment I set foot in the restaurant, the mouth-watering smells of bacon and syrup overwhelmed me. My friends and I managed to wade through the crowd of patiently waiting guests and put our name on the list. After a 25 minute wait (as is to be expected on a Sunday morning), we sat down with our stomachs growling.
One of the defining aspects of The Toastery is its unique motto: “Every server is your server.” This concept is unorthodox to a first time guest, but the basic gist is that any and every server is at your disposal. During the course of the meal, one waiter will greet you, a different one may bring you a basket of homemade cornbread, and yet another will drop your check. (Important note about the cornbread: it comes with a side of apple sauce, and yes it is a brilliant combo.)
Speaking of food, let me entice you with some of the highlights on this extensive menu:
The Avocado Omelet
This savory scramble is stuffed with bacon, tomato, Parmesan cheese, and avocado. Fresh, delicious, and my personal favorite.
The Sunrise Burrito with Homemade Salsa
Want a big breakfast sammie? You can’t go wrong with this packed flour tortilla filled with egg whites, brie, avocado, tomatoes, and a dip of salsa with every bite.
The Cali Benny
If you love poached eggs, this one’s for you: English Muffin, tomato, avocado slices, all topped with a delicious Hollandaise sauce.
The Stuffed French Toast
For all the sweet-toothed foodies out there, look no further: a layer of raspberry, blueberry, peanut butter with banana, or strawberry cream cheese filling between those French bread slices. Top it off with all the syrup your heart desires.
Did I mention that The Famous Toastery has an entire lunch menu? If you have already indulged in breakfast, order one of the six burger options, chow down on a fresh salad, or grab a quick Club sandwich on wheat.
After my first trip to The Famous Toastery, I have brunched here more frequently than I would like to admit. If you’re not already planning your first (or fifteenth) trip to The Famous Toastery, head over to the restaurant or pick up the phone and call in an order for pick-up or get catering for your next big brunch party.